Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Learn and understand how Christmas is celebrated in different Countries

Christmas in the United States

The United States of America integrates different elements from different places in the Christmas celebration. The tradition of the Christmas tree comes from Germany, parades from Latin America, Carols from English and Australians, Santa Claus from the Europeans and many more. Besides the general celebration of feasts, caroling, decorating and gift giving, each family in the USA, their individual celebration of Christmas. And even the traditions vary from one place to another in the United States. In Washington DC For example, a central celebration with lighting of the tree on the ellipse. Here you will find a large tree (which represents the country) and other smaller trees (stands for other states). In New Orleans, the focus of Christmas caroling - The crowd of thousands of Jackson Square on Christmas every year a large group / community caroling around big bonfires are lit along the Mississippi River. The oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine, Florida, the whole town was illuminated with white Christmas lights. No lights except white are allowed at Christmas. Then again, many Americans love Hollywood, California get their eyes to treat the annual Parade of Stars, while others enjoy themselves at Christmas concerts or caroling fun in and around the city.

Christmas in France

Joyeux Noel! For all men know that "Merry Christmas" in French. In France, Christmas is called Noel and Santa Claus is known as Pere Noel. Christmas trees are decorated with red ribbons and candles. Fir trees are also evident at Christmas. People gather together and feast on meat and good wine. The French kids put shoes and boots at home for Santa Christmas goodies to keep in them. And almost every family nativity sets a home for Christmas.

Christmas in United Kingdom

Feliz Navidad! Now that 'Merry Christmas' for Spanish-speaking population. Spanish Christmas is essentially religious in spirit and celebration. Virgin Mary is the patron saint of the country and therefore, Spain observes a divine spirit of Christmas. Here, Christmas officially begins from December 8, the day of the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Each year, the Spanish celebrate Christmas in front of the Gothic cathedral in Seville with a ceremony known as "Los Seises" or "dance of six."

Christmas in Portugal

Portuguese Christmas is more than the same street as Christmas in Spain. What gifts Santa brings the child is kept at the foot of the Christmas evergreen or in shoes by the fireplace. At midnight on Christmas Eve, the Portuguese a special Christmas meal of salted dry cod fish and boiled potatoes. And in the early morning of Christmas, they eat called consoada, where the empty seat left on the table or the "spirit of death" "one penar alminhas. It comes from the ancient practice of leaving dead bone ancestors in hopes of getting rewarded with a more abundant harvest. So boas festas! Have a big party for Christmas and New Year!

Christmas in England

Control of England claim that the origin of hanging Christmas stockings. It is believed that Santa once dropped some gold coins while coming up with a chimney and the coins landed on one stocking hanging out to dry. Since then, the idea of ​​hanging stockings on Christmas held ground and children today, make it a point to hang their stockings for Santa Claus to fill on Christmas goodies. In some parts, is also a popular Christmas pantomime tradition. And 'Merry Christmas' will and gift-giving courses in England.

Christmas in Germany

In Germany, the feast of St. Nicholas on December 6 is similar to the Christmas party of English. Next one wish each "Froehlich Weihnachten 'or' Merry Christmas', the Christmas customs and traditions of Christmas vary from one region to another in Germany. Santa Claus is in the first place one day reserved for the children to have fun and get pampered with gifts. Then the actual Christmas gift giving starts the evening of Christmas Eve. Gifts are usually kept under the Christmas tree and people enjoy a traditional roast goose in their Christmas meal. The Weihnachtsmann (a look alike of the

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